need someone to develop this....

Heikki Sørum heikkis at
Mon Dec 3 23:35:22 CET 2007

I'm a bit surprised about the volume of patent discussion I generated
but in 20/20 hindsight I should have seen it coming.
Please, let's move legalese discussions over to another thread/topic:
[topic-shift] copyrighting/copylefting/patenting hardware and software

Anyway, since I'm not an software developer or much of an active
participant on the mailinglist I just want to make an simple an clear
I came up with my idea on my own. But I'm not surprised if
shoogle/Rene Mayrhofer/ Hans Gellersen/ or someone else have come up
with something that's equal or similar long before I did. But more
importantly, _I have no interest in patenting._
Frankly because I think the patent system is badly broken as it's now.
( "If it's broken, Don't use it! Fix it!" ^_^ )

But, if *sic* "mobile handshaking" it's such a bloody god idea, give me
credit _if_ credit is warranted. ;) (PS. I'm not capable of developing
such software.) 
PS2. I'd be happy to discuss or converse by email, so don't be shy
about hitting the send button if anyone got anything to say. :)

Sincerly signing off this thread, Heikki Soerum. 

>From: Al Johnson <openmoko at>
>To: community at
>Subject: Re: need someone to develop this....
>Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 17:37:42 +0000
>Reply-To: List for OpenMoko community discussion
><community at>
>As I understand it this part of the thread has wandered OT onto the 
>generalities of public disclosure and its effect on patentability.
>There has been no suggestion that anyone should knowingly try to patent
>somebody else's idea. The shake-to-pair video is credited to Rene
>Mayrhofer and Hans Gellersen at Lancaster University, and doesn't seem
>related to Shoogle. For all I know Heikki Soerum had the idea
>On Monday 03 December 2007, Jeff Andros wrote:
>> um, is anyone that's replied on this thread a member of the
>> University of Glasgow team that developed the software(shoogle)?  I'm
>> guessing not.  it has obviously already been invented, which means

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